Embodying both a fluid grace and fierce intensity, each volume of Far-Near
, which collates works across creative medias on the Asian diaspora, makes for a captivating read. Lulu Yao Gioiello
, one of the publications Editors-in-Chief and its initial founder, has used Far-Near as a method of collecting, archiving and sharing experiences of Asian identity and belonging across borders. She reaches into many folds and clefts of experience, from Japan to Iran drawing out photographs, poetry, family recipes and more incredible examples of art which engages with diaspora and its effects. Today, we get the chance to speak with her about the process of creating each volume of Far-Near and her own personal experiences which have informed the genesis of this most important of productions.